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2016-08-10 / Communities

Masonville

Winston Churchill: “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

A reminder of the benefit for the Shayne Charles family at the Moose Club on Sunday, Aug. 14.

Here on the farm we have been very busy keeping up with the second cutting. The mower keeps giving us troubles. It works great for a while then something happens and it is hard to figure out what part is giving the trouble. Much second cutting has been mowed, baled and wrapped despite its troubles, though. Everyone is busy keeping up with the good growth of the alfalfa and grasses and we are grateful that we have the hay to process with the hot weather drying things up. The corn has all tasseled and the ears of corn are starting to grow. It is very tall this year and around our area it seems to be good growing weather, much better than last year. The calves are starting to come and the mamma cows like to hide them from us sometimes making it difficult to locate them but we bring them home in the bucket tractor with the mothers walking along or the kids walk them to the barn. Produce seems to be coming good from gardens and there are lots of vegetable stands around the area and farmers markets are open. Keep thinking about farmers and hope they all have good crops to keep the cows fed for the winter.

Sympathy to the family and friends of some of our residents who have lost loved ones. The Howland family, the Scott family and the Lakin family are some I know of. My own brother, Tom Lakin, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 6. We wish his family well. I am sure all these people will be missed and wish the families better times ahead.

Birthday greetings Ashley Elizabeth Smith and Edson Jones on Aug. 18, Garrett Keith Scott and Rachael Scott VanZile Aug. 20, Beverly Warner Pettys and Nathan Du- Mond Aug. 21, and Jonathan and Harry Scott Aug. 23.

Services at the Masonville Federated Church are at 11 a.m. Sunday mornings. Mark Sunday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. for a vesper service at Cliff and Betty Scott’s home follow by a hot dog roast and s’mores.

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